Truman State University recently hosted a final debate viewing party for the upcoming election in the Student Union Building HUB Oct. 19. The event was hosted to allow students a chance to watch the final […]
This November is a very important month, but not because of Thanksgiving. No — it is election month. The month we get to choose who leads our country — Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. From what I’ve […]
This is a letter to the editor, written by junior Trista Sullivan about the concealed carry forum. For more information about the concealed carry forum, read the article that appeared in the Feb. 18 Index. As […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Feb. 11, Truman State Student Government hosted a debate about the conceal and carry bills currently being discussed in the Missouri House and Senate. To view the debate in it’s entirety, please watch the […]
“Have you met Jesus?” It had started as just another Thursday in Barnett Hall when a fellow Truman student approached me. She introduced herself, we talked about our majors — and then she asked if […]
Americans have long grown used to the constant fighting between Republicans and Democrats. After all, there’s no one alive to remember a time before these parties existed. However, this does not mean that the two-party system is […]
Two years after Student Government passed a resolution urging Truman State to adopt gender-neutral housing in residence halls, the administration has yet to implement such a policy. According to a March 2013 report written by […]
A Missouri judge made a big move towards equality this Friday when he ruled in favor of 10 same sex couples. Gay marriage still can’t be performed in Missouri, but now the state must recognize gay marriages from other states. […]
Faculty Senate has renewed last year’s ongoing debate about converting to a plus-minus grading system at Truman State. If implemented, this system would introduce additional grades like B+ and B– to the existing scale, for […]
Last Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Missouri General Assembly conducted its annual veto override session. According to the Missouri Senate’s website, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a record 33 bills this year. The republican-led congress overrode about a third of the vetoes up for discussion during the override session.
Of the many contentious tax cut bills which were vetoed and strongly opposed by Governor Nixon, congress chose to focus its attention on only a few, allowing other vetoes to stand without debate.
Below is a breakdown of notable bills debated last week based on data compiled from the Missouri Governor, Senate and House websites. This list is not exhaustive, but includes well-known bills and bills with a wide impact.